Bullying is a form of youth violence with intimidating negative actions towards another person seen as vulnerable. Common types of bullying can include:
WARNING SIGNS OF BULLYING
It is not easy to admit to being bullied. The person often feels too embarrassed or ashamed to tell anyone what they’re going through. Some warning signs that reveal someone may be being bullied at school are:
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF BULLYING?
It is important to note that bullying can have negative and long-lasting effects on those who are or have been victims. Victims of bullying are at higher risk for developing mental health problems like:
If you witness someone being bullied, do not join in on the bullying, offer support and stand up for the person being bullied, and encourage him/her to seek help and support. If you are a victim of bullying, ask for help! Whatever you do, do not bring weapons to school as a means of protection!
The 21 Day Kindness Challenge emphasizes respect for others, promotes responsible decisions, creates a positive atmosphere, develops empathy, strengthens the school community, and increases positive behaviors. It is a proactive approach to bullying as it focuses on the positive interactions that take place around campus. As a result, attention is taken away from bullying behaviors and negative interactions.
There are three programs designed for schools grades K-12. The mission of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge is to empower youth to change their world with kindness.
During the Kindness Challenge students, teachers, principals, and staff are asked to do 5 acts of kindness every day for 21 school days. When promising to do 5 acts of kindness every day for 21 days the students, teachers and staff unite together and develop a stronger school community.
A keyboard to help end bullying. With emojis, stickers and GIFs, you can tell a bully to stop, or you can support a friend, or you can just generally spread good vibes around the world.
An app that provides tips about bullying for specific age groups: 3-6, 7-13, and teens. Provides warning signs of child bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying. Provides online resources, conversation starters, resources for educators on how to prevent bullying in the classroom, and how to support children being bullied.
Email SAMHSA at SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov for questions or comments.
Office phone: 323-467-8466.
Emergency shelter: 323-240-2253.
Foster care services: 323-703-7002.
Hotline for teens issues such as homelessness, bullying, violence, pregnancy, eating disorders, self-harm and depression. Services include 24/7 hotline, emergency shelters/ homeless youth housing, education & career development, mental health and wellness.
Los Angeles, CA
7 days a week 24 hrs
24/7 call center for Bullying. Services include live counseling by phone, in-person advocacy, resources & referrals for students, parents & educators, educational & informational presentation. Located in Van Nuys, CA
Bullying is never okay. We can help – call us. 1-866-BE-A-HERO
san fernando, CA
Sit With Us is a social networking app designed to promote kindness and inclusion in schools. Offers features to coordinate lunch with your friends, volunteer to be Ambassadors for their schools, and post open lunch events on campus where everyone will be included. Sit With Us was designed by a 16 year old girl who was a victim of severe bullying. It was terrible having to eat lunch alone everyday, so her goal was to create an app to make sure that no kids felt like they had nowhere to go.
STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the United States. Website offers a free and confidential evening online chat for youth ages 13-24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying and resources for students, parents and educators.
The Positive Results Corporation provides free group workshops for awareness and prevention of bullying and teen dating violence. They also conduct 12-week youth leadership, financial empowerment, and healthy relationship workshops for free. Call for scheduling and further information. Please visit website’s “About Us” page to see if you are eligible. English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL) available.
Los Angeles, CA 90002